Bethesda Leaf Removal Service
Each year, there's more than enough dead leaves to go around lying everywhere - which can be quite a nuisance. If you want to walk across your lawn without a constant crunch, just call us in and we'll do a professional job of making sure your yard stays free and clear of excessive leaves.
Leaf removal is not particularly complicated, but it takes time and effort. If you're up for it, here are our best tips for dealing with dead leaves in your yard.
Make sure you're using a solid rake before you even start. This can save you a ton of time if you upgrade to a more efficient rake. Look for a rake with a wide end that also is lightweight and ergonomic. This will put less strain on your back.
As you're raking, bend your knees and walk backwards instead of standing still and bending at the hip. This will ease the strain on your whole body. In a similar vein, wear gloves and change up your hand positions. Your hands will thank you.
One nice raking hack is to lay out a tarp on your lawn as you rake, and rake all the leaves onto the tarp. This will allow you to consolidate the whole process as you can just pick the whole pile up inside the tarp.
Some people advocate waiting until all the leaves fall on your lawn so that you only need to rake one time. But there's also a chance that leaves on your lawn will smother the grass. So you may want to rake as needed.
On the other hand, if the leaves are wet, they will be heavier to move, and harder on your body. So it does help to wait until they dry.
So, now that you have your leaves off of your grass and wrapped up in your tarp, you'll have to figure out what exactly to do with them all. You can put them out in bags for your town to pick up. You could also avoid waiting for this and put them into the woods, where they can decompose naturally.
Finally, you can also let them decompose into leaf mold, and then add that to your soil as a nice amendment that promotes water retention and beneficial bacteria.
Alternatively, our leaf removal service can take care of all your leaves without all the time and effort put in on your part. Just give us a call and we'll get right on it.
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